WHAT IS LASER DENTISTRY?
Lasers are used in dentistry to treat a variety of dental problems like tooth decay, gum problems, lesion removal and teeth whitening.
WHAT IS A LASER AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Lasers produce energy in the form of light. A narrow beam of light is emitted from the laser that is highly intense and it comes it contact with the tissue and causes reaction. The light produced by the laser can remove or shape tissue.
ARE LASERS USED IN DENTISTRY?
Since 1990, lasers are widely used in dentistry. They are safe and effective way to treat a wide range of dental procedures and are often used in combination of other instruments.
Use Of Lasers in Dentistry
The most common uses of dental lasers are to:
Reduce the discomfort caused by canker and cold sores.
Expose the wisdom tooth that is partially erupted.
Implement biopsy processes.
Manages the tissues in the gum at the time of crowns or other processes.
Helps in removing overgrown tissues as a result of medications.
Remove muscle attachments that limit proper movement.
Reshapes bones and gums during the process of crown lengthening.
Helps in treating infections at the time of root canal treatment.
Helps in doing the procedure of teeth whitening at an increased speed.
Remove inflamed gum tissues and aid in the treatment of gum disease.
Benfits of Using Dental Lasers
Lasers cause less or almost no pain so there is hardly any need of anesthesia that allows the patient to enjoy a more relaxed dental experience.
Laser procedures can be more precise.
Also, lasers can reduce symptoms and healing times associated with traditional therapies.
Decrease the quantity of bacteria in both diseased gum tissue and in cavities of tooth.
Control bleeding and swelling during treatment of soft tissues.
Helps in preserving healthy tooth during removal of cavity.